November 25, 2013 - Industry News
A program to bring in more truck traffic along one toll route has accomplished its goal of getting some traffic off Interstate 35 in Central Texas but is ending earlier than planned.
Tags: Texas, Tolls
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
The North Texas Tollway Authority will ban the vehicles of habitual violators from its roadways beginning in January 2014.
Tags: Drivers, Texas, Tolls, North Texas Tollway Authority
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A fatal accident in which a freight train struck a tractor-trailer hauling a parade float in Midland, Tex. last November was caused by the failure of both the city and the parade organizer to address the risks associated with routing a parade through an active grade crossing and it serves as a cautionary tale to any trucking operation that volunteers equipment or people for such events.
Tags: Accidents, Texas, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety & Compliance
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.
Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
The orange and white barrels are being rolled out big time in one part of Texas due a major Interstate expansion project.
Tags: Texas, Road Construction, I-35E
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
The Texas Department of Transportation is notifying top toll violators and giving them a deadline to pay their overdue tolls or be included on a list the agency will publish in the next two weeks
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Con-way Freight announced a major expansion for central Texas and surrounding communities with plans to build a new, 48-door, 18,870-square-foot freight service center in the city of Robinson.
Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Texas
August 28, 2013 - Industry News
Highly successful companies use distinct practices in building their workforces and offer more benefits to recruit and retain drivers when compared to all other trucking companies, according to new research in the 2013 Texas Trucking Industry Study.
Tags: Drivers, Texas, Recruiting, Fleets, Retention
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
Five state legislatures voted this year to raise speed limits on some divided highways in their states. They’re following the lead of Texas, which last year bumped the speed limit on one stretch to 85 mph, the highest in the nation.
Tags: Speed Limits, Texas, Ohio, Maine, Utah, Illinois, New Hampshire
The Texas Department of Transportation has officially designated 67 miles of regional roadways in the Rio Grande Valley as part of the new Interstate 69 -- a corridor that ultimately will become a 1,600-mile-long highway stretching from Michigan to Texas.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Texas, I-69, Interstate 69
June 11, 2013 - Industry News
Texas Gov. Rick Perry expanded the Texas Congress' special session call to include transportation funding.
Tags: Texas, Transportation funding
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
Trucks in the Dallas-Forth Worth area in Texas are going to move over and get out of the left lane in certain places on certain highways.
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
The Texas Transportation Commission has added more than 100 miles of highway in southern and northeastern part of the Lone Star state to the Interstate 69 system.
Tags: Texas, I-69, Highways, Cross-Border Trucking, Canada, Mexico
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to open the region's first Freight Efficiency Outreach Center, designed to give the trucking industry education and programs to improve efficiency, save money and reduce its impact on regional air quality.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Texas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Going Green
April 18, 2013 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in San Antonio, located off Interstate 37 at exit 125 at 4105 Loop 1604.
Tags: Texas, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
Hendrickson has scheduled its next round of technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry with its 11th session of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute in the Dallas Forth Worth area in May.
Tags: Training, Texas, Suspensions, Hendrickson
April 3, 2013 - Industry News
Texas-based refrigerated carrier Continental Express has purchased the assets of Ohio company Ranger Refrigerated Express for an undisclosed amount.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas
March 4, 2013 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops is adding fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capability to service Class 8 trucks at eight of its travel stops on the highways between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
Tags: Natural Gas, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
February 15, 2013 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Natalia, Texas, built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists.
Tags: Fuel, Texas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
February 4, 2013 - Industry News
Shale energy exploration, the growing practice of deep horizontal drilling to harvest oil and natural gas previously beyond reach, has changed America’s energy industry and overall economy.
Tags: Fracking, OIl, Natural Gas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Economy
January 10, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.
Tags: Industry, Volvo, Dealers, Texas
December 7, 2012 - Industry News
Dupre Logistics, Lafayette, La., announced the expansion of its Houston area operations with the addition of a new full-service facility located in Channelview, Texas
Tags: Fleets, Dupre Logistics, Texas
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